Be grateful for God’s grace; and as you have been transformed into a new creation by Easter’s healing action, so walk always in newness of life. You have been given a share in Christ through the fellowship of faith, by participation in his sacrament, by communion in the Holy Spirit. Strive not only to keep the principle by which you are grounded in him unshaken to the end but also constantly to increase it. Thus you may have begun to share in the first resurrection through the privilege of so many gifts, trusting in so great a pledge, on the day when you present it for recognition, make good your eternal right to the second resurrection.
May our Lord Jesus Christ grant you this, he who is our resurrection and our life, who on our account was dead for three days but now lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.
Guerric of Igny, Sermon 34, The Second Sermon for Easter, Liturgical Sermons, CF 32, p. 91